• (adv): By right.
    Example: "Baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime"
    Synonyms: truly

Some articles on rightfully:

Harm Principle - Definition
... That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others ... He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because, in the opinion of others, to do so would be wise, or even right.. ... it is part of the notion of duty that a person may be rightfully compelled to fulfill it ...
"Ma Malakat Aymanukum" in The Qur'an - Sex
... those whom you rightfully possess") Sura 236 would be translated as follow with any but their spouses - that is, those whom they rightfully possess ' for then ... the same meaning as in 424 - namely, "those whom they rightfully possess through wedlock" (see note 26 on 424) - with the significant difference that in the present context this ... save with their spouses - that is, those whom they rightfully possess, has the will to be grateful".) ...

Famous quotes containing the word rightfully:

    Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage. They have no cause of their own to plead, but while they enlighten and sustain the reader his common sense will not refuse them. Their authors are a natural and irresistible aristocracy in every society, and, more than kings or emperors, exert an influence on mankind.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    When he has seen, that it is not his, nor any man’s, but it is the soul which made the world, and that it is all accessible to him, he will know that he, as its minister, may rightfully hold all things subordinate and answerable to it.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)